|Description:||This 1910 photograph depicted a portable emergency hypochlorite plant that was the property of the Minnesota State Board of Health, Division of Sanitation. The photo presented a general view of the original plant, and was one of a series of instructional photos used by the Minnesota Board of Health to train public health workers.|
The focus of the images, and the training effort was to promote sound practices involved in protecting potable water supplies from bacterial contamination. The descriptive information accompanying this image referred to a governmental publication outlining the operating instructions for this device. The specific citation was: “Whittaker, H.A.; Hypochlorite treatment of water supplies; portable plant and field equipment for its administration Public health reports, 30:608-18, 1915.